Only thing is, I left the lens cap on.  Well, I didn't actually leave the lens cap on; it's more like I forgot to take the lens cap off.  A small point but the result is the same.  So I don't actually have the pics to show you but take my word for it, I got two great shots of God weighing up a sack of mangos.  Lens caps.  Whose idea was that?  Oh, I forgot; God's.

 

1.  So here's the deal.  I'm in the newly renovated Foodland grocery store on Soi 5 in Bangkok when I see him.  God.  God was there looking at the 18B notebooks.  Same notebooks I use for making journal entries when I am visiting Thailand.  Anyway, we get to talking.  He had kind of an Eskimo-Russian-Scottish-Japanese-Australian accent.  Apparently, after making the heaven and the land and the water and 'all that dwelled within' he just headed for the Kingdom.  Six days of really hard work and then chillin' ever since.  Said he had an apartment on Soi 22 and hung out at the Denny's Bar.  Anyway, I got a picture.  Actually, two shots of him looking at mangos.  Only thing is, I left the lens cap on.  Well, I didn't actually leave the lens cap on; it's more like I forgot to take the lens cap off.  A small point but the result is the same.  So I don't actually have the pics to show you but take my word for it, I got two great shots of God weighing up a sack of mangos.  Lens caps.  Whose idea was that?  Oh, I forgot; God's.

2.  Here is a story from many years ago.

Year: 1516

Place: Turin, Italy

Event: Italian Astronomer and Witchcraft Club (IAWC) meeting

Speaker: Genalco Guido

"Thank-you astronomers and witchcraft coven delegates.  It is my pleasure to announce that February 18th of this year at 2:46 a.m. I saw a black hole explode in star formation X495SL.  Yes, I got a picture.  Only thing is, I forgot to remove the lens cap before I depressed the shutter release button.  But take my word for it, the most interesting photo in the history of heavenology was taken by me."

3.  Ok, this is too awesome for words, especially if you are a fisherman.  Fishing near the headwaters of the Mekhong river with specially designed rod, line, leader, hook, and boat I caught a 957 pound catfish.  In the ensuing battle my boatman was knocked overboard and drowned but the important thing is that I was able to get this fish monster ashore and get a picture with my boatman's camera.  I didn't know how to work around the telephoto lens so I had to back up two hundred yards to get the picture.   But I got the picture.  Only thing is, I forgot to take off the lens cap.  Look, just take my word for it; I got the fish and I got the picture.  Nine hundred and fifty-seven pounds.

4.  This man does not feel tainted by stupidity.  He is going to run for mayor.

Year: 1159

Place: Manheim, Germany

Event: City Hall steps

Speaker: Gunter Hesse

Hello, my name is Gunter Hesse and I would like to announce that last night at 1:18 a.m. my wife gave birth to the Devil.  Before killing him with a hoe handle I got a picture.  I'm sure this was the first picture of the Devil in history.  I accept your thanks and admiration.  Unfortunately, I forgot to remove the lens cap on my camera so I don't actually have a picture to show you.

Angry crowd noises . . .

Ok, look; it could have happened to anyone.  I just forgot to take off the stupid lens cap is all.  Could have happened to anyone.  How about a little love and a little credit here.  How may of you have taken a picture of the Devil as it came out of your wife's body?  I plan to run for mayor of Manheim.

Sound familiar fellow photo fools?  Do the words  'been there, done that'  come to mind?  Stories about forgetting to remove the lens cap on the camera?  I have a theory that the greatest photos in the history of photography were all taken with the lens cap on.  How about you?  Got any lens cap stories to tell?  Why not write them out and send them in to this website.  And sure, we'll believe you; whatever you tell us.   Sure, we'll believe you.

Sincerely yours,

Dana